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#1- Search 'til you're Blue!
If you want to leave
from the airport nearest you and fly directly to Athens the best
thing to do is search until you've exhausted all possibilities and
come up with a fare that you can live with. If you live near a major
US airport, you won't have to search too hard as NY, Boston, Chicago,
Los Angelos, Miami and Washington usually have the lowest fares(and
most easily found). If you live near a smaller airport then you
will have to search harder as the low fares are more difficult to
I know when I was living
in NY, it was so easy to find great fares, but since moving to NC
it has become much more difficult.
when I was trying to buy a ticket to Berlin three weeks before I
wanted to go(Dec 26- Christmas Season and last minute is not a good
combination). I searched all over the internet, through newspapers(Sunday
papers usually have a great travel section) and used the yellow
pages(increasingly less effective for finding low fares). Every
time I saw the words "As low as $599"
it instilled a glimmer of hope that was quickly extinguiused once
I contacted the company. The rates invariably went up to $1200 or
more since "the lower fares have all been sold out".(If
you've been doing any searching than I'm sure you know what I'm
I don't know if it's
because I'm still living in the past, but I really dislike paying
over $1000 for any of my tickets(and maybe it's an arbitrary number),
but so far I can only think of a couple of times that I have(but
I'm sure that will change!).
I was at a crossroads
for my trip to Berlin. I would have to either pay the $1200+ or
cancel the trip. I wasn't ready to give up yet on the plan so I
ran a few more searches. Much to my amazement I found a company
in Tennessee(I can't remember the name) but they had tickets advertised
for about $700. I called them and sure enough they said they had
I reviewed the flight
itinerary(RDU-ATL-Brussels-Berlin and back the same way) which was
listed as Delta flights. It looked good to me so I purchased them.
The flight from Raleigh to Atlanta was on Delta and then from Atlanta
to Brussels was on Sabena(before it's ill-fated demise) and the
thrid airline was a small regional German airline(can't remember
the name) that took me to Berlin.
The flights were uneventful
and I ended up having a great 2000 New Year's in Germany.
If I hadn't continued
searching, I would have either paid more than I wanted to or else
cancelled the trip...
If you visit this page(Check
multiple sites at once)...
you can check rates on many different sites very easily!
So Good Luck and start
searching for your flights....